TV troubles inmates at Eagle County jail |

TV troubles inmates at Eagle County jail

Dustin Racioppi
Eagle, CO Colorado

EAGLE, Colorado ” It was a typical Sunday afternoon in the Eagle County Detention Facility in Eagle, Colorado on Sunday.

Two inmates were keeping each other company in the facility’s day room “-one was lying on the floor reading a book and the other was sitting in front of the TV. But then the two started arguing over the TV, and it started to turn ugly.

According to the sheriff’s report, the book-reading inmate said he was sick of the other inmate controlling the TV. So he got up and started throwing punches at the TV monger.

The fight ended shortly after, but picked back up when the fed-up, attacking inmate yelled “round two!” Staff quickly broke up that fight, but the damage was done.

The assailant had a cuts in the right side of his head and above his left eye, a swollen face and injured knuckles. The other inmate was left with lumps above and around his right eye, a bloody nose and bumps on his head.

Both were charged with third-degree assault.

Dustin Racioppi can be reached at 970-748-2936 or

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